The Tides May Change…

“Do not lose your patience, do not fret if something does not go your way.
Oftentimes, the universe will re-direct you towards where you’re meant to go through the curve balls it throws at you.” – EMW

“The tides may change
They rise and then receed,
What we must remember,
Is that the universe will always give us what we need.” – EMW

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Living In The Light

This past December during my final semester of college(hooray!), I took a photography class. I wanted to make sure I actually knew what I was doing with a camera instead of just always having to set it on “auto”, you know?

Here is the result of my class, my final portfolio, which was titled “Living In The Light”, and the Artist statement to go along with it.

“Art is essentially our interpretation of the world around us. For me, photography has become an outlet of creation which I have learned to manipulate through the lens to truly capture specific moments and objects of life which most of the time may go overlooked. Sure, every individual looks at a piece of art and can think of it differently, however, I believe through my photographs the subject of tranquility is very direct.

            The use of nature and light throughout my images is prominent and is very obvious, which is why I title this work “Living in the Light”. This has several meanings to me in my personal life, so gathering images of the outdoors, gathering images of flowers, animals, and light, all to me portray the ability we each have to create peace on this world, to live simply throughout our daily life, and to cherish even the smallest little lady bug that lands on our hands. I have learned that life is very precious, and beauty truly is in the eye of the beholder. We have the ability to open our eyes and see the wonder of the world, and while you look at my photographs, I will not let you let it pass you by.”

 

Listen To The Wind Blow..

In the last year or so I have become aware of the following inspirational pages.

There are two sets of emails that I receive for daily encouragement:
1) Notes from the Universe, by Mike Dooley (www.tut.com)
and
2) The Daily Positive (www.thedailypositive.com)

This past December, my father passed away and I was having a difficult time processing the loss. I was unmotivated, sad.. Truthfully I was feeling totally lost. After having taken care of him for 4 years(seeing him practically every day, taking him for shaves, bringing him ice cream, helping him with his clothes, taking him dinner when the food wasn’t so good at the facility, helping him with whatever he needed) it became a way of life for me.

Throughout the process there were days that were more difficult than others, however, I realized how much I was helping him. Mentally, physically, all of it. It was so rewarding. So, so rewarding.
I wouldn’t change any of it for the world. After all, he did all of those things for me when I was a kid. Fed me, changed diapers, took me on trips, drove me to school, gave me advice, gave me hugs!!.. It was time for him to ask for help now though(which is so difficult for any prideful man to do), and he did.
I did the best I could, and I know he was thankful.

The following weeks and months after losing him, after not having this way of life anymore(college graduation also finally occurred right before dad passed, so between not having school and not having my dad to give my time to, I was in total float mode) it made me want to read some more motivational things to maintain my own positivity active, keep it vivid and push myself forward, instead of getting stuck. As much positivity as I put out there myself, I need some encouragement too every now and then.

Here is an email I received a few months ago from The Daily Positive Team that warmed my heart a bit. Because sometimes, you just need to hear stuff like this, although you already know it.

“We’re all in this together.
We can’t do it on our own.

We’re bombarded from all angles with people telling us we can do it, there’s no one fighting the battle but ourselves, and to just go it alone. There’s a myth that if we ask for help, we’re not strong enough. It’s like it’s not okay to admit that to climb a mountain we need a guide.

Asking for help is what makes us strong. Telling someone else what you’re going through takes more strength than enduring the struggle on your own. The leap of courage it takes to share your story with someone is a victory in itself.

There is no one in the world that’s lived a perfect, care-free existence. Life has thrown challenges at every single person. The president has all of congress behind him. Michael Phelps has a trainer. Mark Zuckerberg has an entire network with him. Nobody does everything by themselves, even though it might seem like it.

Learning that someone else has been through the same trial begins the mending process.

Take a step of faith. Share something with someone that outside of your comfort zone.

– The Daily Positive Team”

It’s just something to think about.
🙂

Dance Among The Stars

Motivation for this blurb

When you realize what you’re good at, what one of your purposes of life, if not only your sole purpose is in life, don’t give into the fear or the illusion of the world around you.

You can do whatever you want. You can get whatever you want out of life. Just, GO for it. Ask the Universe for it.

The road to where you want to be will more than likely take a lot more effort than you think, but, ultimately you will benefit from the sacrifices and the results that you’re getting far more than if you become dulled by the fear that your own mind creates..

‘Risk being seen in all of your glory..’

‘The effect you have on people is the greatest currency there is..’

So go, be great.. Do what you love, be humble, live with humility and drive, dance among the stars..

Our time is now.